§ 1.21. Appearance.
(a) Individuals may represent themselves.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (a), persons in adversarial proceedings shall be represented in accordance with § 1.22 (relating to appearance by attorneys and legal intern). For purposes of this section, any request for a general rate increase under § 1307(f) or § 1308(d) of the act (relating to sliding scale of rates; adjustments; and voluntary changes in rates) shall be considered to be an adversarial proceeding.
(c) In nonadversarial proceedings, persons may be represented in the following manner:
(1) A partner may represent the partnership.
(2) A bona fide officer of a corporation, trust or association may represent the corporation, trust or association.
(3) An officer or employee of an agency, political subdivision or government entity may represent the agency, political subdivision or government entity.
(d) In informal proceedings brought under Chapters 56 and 64 (relating to standards and billing practices for residential utility service; and standards and billing practices for residential telephone service) and Chapter 14 of the act (relating to standards and billing practices for residential utility service; and standards and billing practices for residential telephone service), parties may be represented by one of the following:
(1) A paralegal working under the direct supervision of an attorney admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
(2) An appropriate individual including a family member or other individual or entity with oral or written authority.
(e) Subsection (a) supersedes 1 Pa. Code § 31.21 (relating to appearance in person).
The provisions of this § 1.21 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § § 501, 504506, 1301 and 1501.
The provisions of this § 1.21 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819; amended January 24, 1997, effective January 25, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 414; amended April 28, 2006, effective April 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2097. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (225558).
This section cited in 52 Pa. Code § 1.22 (relating to appearance by attorney or certified legal intern); 52 Pa. Code § 1.23 (relating to other representation prohibited at hearings); and 52 Pa. Code § 63.322 (relating to definitions).
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